Merlot Limestone Coast South Australia
Whilst the main McGuigan winery is situated within the heart of the picturesque Hunter Valley, McGuigan's multi award winning wines can source fruit from a wide and varied expanse of good vineyards. The primary aim of the innovative winemaking team is to produce a range of complimentary wine styles that deliver exceptional quality and consistency. To achieve this goal, parcels of Merlot grapes from choice sites have been assembled into Bin 3000, achieving a vibrant plummy wine with luxurious mouthfeel and gentle tannins.
McGuigan Simeon Wines, being Australia's third biggest listed winemaker, retains an impressive inventory of prestigious vineyards. To ensure quality of fruit is consistent for Bin 3000, winemakers spend a considerable amount of time amongst the vines. Grapes are sourced from various irrigated and dry land vineyards, harvested at optimum flavour ripeness throughout the cool of night. The must is vinified for several days at moderate temperatures. After primary fermentation, the grapes are pressed then clarified before being inoculated with malolactic bacteria. Once this secondary fermentation is complete the wine is assembled and matured in oak barrels prior to finishing, filtration and bottling.
Plum colour with a deep red hue. Mocha and caramel aromas over a bouquet of raspberry jam, dark cherry and complex fruits of the forest. Rounded vanilla and caramel palate is balanced by intense fruit flavours of raspberry, cherry and ripe plum. A great accompaniment to dishes such as lamb sausages and roast duck legs. A fully balanced wine, the subtle oak flavours integrate perfectly with the lifted raspberry and persistent dark ripe plum fruit flavours. The rich and rounded palate has good depth and intensity of flavour. Bin 3000 delivers a solidly structured red wine with a well rounded finish to be enjoyed now alongsde lamb or lasagna, succulent roasts or runny, washed rind cheese.